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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-26-2015, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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Puncture wound to bell housing!

Changing the fuel filter today and I noticed that there is a 0.5" puncture wound to what I'm calling the bellhousing. That is, the waffle pattern area between the transmission pan and the oil pan.

I never noticed any fluid running out or dripping and I have no idea how long ago it happened.

Should I just drive the truck off a cliff now, seal it with some type of liquid aluminium or something in the middle.

Sidenote: I noticed what I guess to be the inboard bearing seal on one of the front wheels loose and spinning around. Choose from above options as well.

Thanks in advance for all informed opinions.

Bob

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-27-2015, 12:47 AM
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Re: Puncture wound to bell housing!

There is no fluid inside the bellhousing, so don't expect it to leak. You can do whatever you like with it. You can even ignore it, it won't cause a problem.

I've seen this happen when something gets into the bellhousing. It can get caught by the ring gear and thrown hard enough into the housing to make a hole. Does it look like the puncture came from inside?

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Re: Puncture wound to bell housing!

Big relief to hear though I'll try to seal it. Definitely from outside in. Any idea what to use? Seems like a regular two part sealer wouldn't stand up to the heat.
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Re: Puncture wound to bell housing!

I agree, leave it alone.
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Re: Puncture wound to bell housing!

From outside in? I've never seen one like that.

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Re: Puncture wound to bell housing!

This truck doesn't get used much (just turned 55k) but when it does it's either to transport a truck camper or to get to very remote places in NV. I probably high centered a rock and took the hit. Preferred sealer for this?

Any thoughts on the rubber ring? Bearing dust seal?

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Re: Puncture wound to bell housing!

The rubber plug is to keep crud out of the bellhousing.

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